Institutional Research and Assessment

Evergreen Fact Page

The Evergreen State College is a public, liberal arts and sciences college located in Olympia, Washington. In Evergreen's learning community, students can participate in interdisciplinary programs rather than taking individual classes that are focused on one disciplinary area. Many of these programs are team taught by two or more faculty.

This page includes data on enrollment, degrees, retention, alumni, faculty and staff, and teaching and learning at Evergreen.

Enrollment

Fall 2015

Total Student Enrollment    
Total student headcount
4,190
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Full-time equivalency (FTE) State-funded FTE, excluding waiver
4,225
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Percent Washington residents
76.0%
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Percent nonresidents
24.0%
Percent students of color
28.4%
Average age of all students
25.8
Median age of all students
22
Percent students with reported disabilities
9.2%
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Percent first generation students
29.8%
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Percent low income students (≤150% federal poverty level)
50.3%
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Percent students below federal poverty level
44.1%
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Percent veteran students
5.6%
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Undergraduate Statistics* (92% of total student enrollment)

   
Number of Undergraduates
3,872
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Percent Washington residents
74.7%
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Percent non-residents
25.3%
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Percent students of color
28.4%
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Average age
25.2
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Median age
22
Percent female
55.5%
Percent male 44.5% View Trend (PDF)
Percent full-time students
92.6%
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Percent part-time students
7.4%
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Percent degree-seeking students
98.7%
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Percent non-degree-seeking (special) students
1.3%
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Percent students with reported disabilities
9.4%
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Percent first generation students
30.0%
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Percent Pell Grant recipients (received aid any quarter)
47.3%
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Percent low income students (≤150% federal poverty level)
49.3%
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Percent students below federal poverty level
43.3%
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Percent veteran students
5.4%
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*Enrollment data are also available for First-Time, First-Year and Transfer students.

Graduate Student Statistics (8% of total student enrollment)    
Number of graduate students
318
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Number of students in Master of Education
0
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Number of students in Master of Environmental Studies
91
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Number of students in Master of Public Administration
165
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Number of students in Dual MEA (Master Env Stud/Pub Admin)
0
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Number of students in Master in Teaching
62
Percent Washington residents
91.8%
Percent nonresidents
8.2%
Percent students of color
28.0%
Percent full-time students
65.7%
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Percent part-time students
 34.3%
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Percent students with reported disabilities
6.3%
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Percent first generation baccalaureate students
27.4%
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Percent low income students (≤150% federal poverty level)
62.6%
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Percent students below federal poverty level
54.1%
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Percent veteran students
8.5%
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Enrollment by Location

Fall 2015

Campus    
Grays Harbor
20
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Olympia
3,975
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Tacoma
166
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Tribal Reservation-based
29

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Degrees Offered and Conferred in 2014-15

(IPEDS Definition) | View Trends (PDF)

Degree  
Bachelor of Arts
869
Bachelor of Science
111
Bachelor of Arts and Science (Dual degree)
78
Master of Environmental Studies
38
Master in Public Administration
51
Master in Teaching
32

Student Retention

Fall 2015

     
Retention of Fall 2014 new first-time, first-year students to Fall 2015
66%
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Retention of Fall 2014 undergraduate students of color to Fall 2015
79%
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Overall undergraduate retention Fall 2014 to Fall 2015
79%
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For more information visit the Retention and Graduation page.

Alumni

One-Year Alumni Survey Data (2014) | View Trends (PDF)

Continuing Education  
Percent of Evergreen alumni who applied to graduate or professional school
within one year of graduating
26%
Percent of those who applied to graduate or professional school accepted
for admission
87%
Percent of Evergreen graduates attending graduate or professional school
within one year of earning baccalaureate degree
21%
Top fields of graduate study for those who attend within one year:  
Education
18%
Public Administration/Public Policy
16%
Business, Management, and Marketing
10%
Mental Health Services
8%
Alumni Employment  
Percent of Evergreen graduates employed one year after earning
baccalaureate degree
80%
Percent employed by public agencies (government, public school, tribal, etc.)
31%
Percent employed by nonprofit organizations
24%
Percent employed in "high demand" science positions: computer/
mathematical, life science, physical science, farming/fishing/forestry,
healthcare, architecture/engineering
18%
Percent self-employed or own their own business
9%
Top fields of employment one year after graduation:  
Education/Training/Library
17%
Office/Administrative Support
12%
Management
9%

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Instructional Faculty

Fall 2015

 
N
%
 
Total faculty
224
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Full-time faculty
157
70.1%
Part-time faculty
67
29.9%
Faculty of color
55
24.6%
Female faculty
125
55.8%
Male faculty
99
44.2%
Faculty with Ph.D./terminal degree
181
80.8%
Undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio
22:1 
 

For more information visit the Faculty and Staff Data page.

Staff (Non-instructional)

Fall 2015

 
N
%
 
Total staff
534
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Full-time staff
456
85.4%
Part-time staff                                
78
14.6%
Staff of color
115
21.5%
Female staff
307
57.5%
Male staff
227
42.5%

Teaching and Learning Assessment

The Office of Institutional Research and Assessment assesses teaching and learning through a variety of means. Read more about student and alumni surveys, peruse the Teaching and Learning page, or explore other online assessment documents.

More information about the Five Foci of Learning and the Expectations of an Evergreen Graduate are available on the About Evergreen page.